CANTO: Napalm Death, Doyle, Twitching Tongues, and More

Napalm Death band 2017

2/12/2018. Two day hangovers are THE WORST.

  • Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper have given us a couple new songs to kick off this week. “Warning” and “Dead Inside”, respectively. Their split LP will be out March 2nd through Relapse.
  • Doyle has announced a 2018 world tour. It’s called the As We Die World Abomination Tour. It covers a lot of territory in the US and UK between now and mid-April. I’ll pass, but that’s just me.
  • How about another new track? This one from Napalm Death. We haven’t mentioned them in awhile. “Oh So Pseudo” from Coded Smears And More Uncommon Slurs, out March 30th.
  • Screw it. One more. Twitching Tongues have also released a new single today. It’s called “Kill For You”. Their new album, Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred, will be out March 9th. Check it out below, if you’re into that kinda thing.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”

Red Fang Live at the Aura, 2.2.2018


Band: Red Fang

Photographer: Corey Butterworth

Location: Aura, Portland, Maine

Date: February 2, 2018

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Initial Descent: January 25 – February 3, 2018

Apathy Noir
Apathy Noir

As I watched my child, and many others, perform earlier this week in a talent show many thoughts were racing through my head and none of which you care about. But, these kids were putting themselves out there much like our metal brothers and sisters do each week with new material. And even on light release weeks, there’s never a shortage of opportunities to find your own star or stars. With that said, let’s jump in: Apathy Noir offer up their fourth full length of progressive death / doom on Black Soil, Stygian Obsession burst onto the death metal scene with their outstanding debut Form Is Void and more ridiculously good and crunchy death metal is in store on Order of Torment from Genocide Pact. Such a great start to this week’s offerings but we still have so much more to explore. Hang with us for a while and enjoy. Continue reading

Receiving the Evcharist: Mammoth Grinder and Denogginizer

Receiving the Evcharist

Receiving the Evcharist is our weekly feature where we pair choice albums with our favorite libations.  Drink from the cup of heresy.  This week’s offering: Mammoth Grinder’s Cosmic Crypt and Drake’s Brewing Company’s Denogginizer.   Continue reading

Josh Thieler’s Favorite Releases of 2017

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Its been a long time since I posted anything for Nine Circles. Of all the things 2017 has been for me, it has definitely been the busiest I’ve ever been. I joined more bands, recorded drums / vocals for other bands, art for my bands and other bands, PR for my bands and others, started a record label, and a bunch of other stuff. I miss being more active with Nine Circles but it looks like the current staff has been crushing it!

Anyway, the time has come for year end list. I love reading everyone’s lists and seeing what albums I might have missed or maybe need to check out again. I hope you find some new music in here you will enjoy. Continue reading